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standard motors 1936Did you work at the Standard or Triumph – at Canley, Radford, Banner Lane, Northey Road, Allesley, Tile Hill, Western Avenue (London), Bordesley Green (Birmingham), Speke (Liverpool), Berkeley Square (London) or any of the associated sites/companies associated with Standard Triumph? If so, we’d love to hear from you to build a database of names associated with the Standard and Triumph company. Read More HERE. You may notice adverts on the site. You can help this site by clicking on them which supports the archive. Thank you.

List of Names (Surnames First)

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Wal Horsfall – Sheetmetal Worker
Wal Horsfall started as a sheetmetal worker in the old farm buildings at Canley. After some years he moved to
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Jack Kearton – Jigmaker
Jack Kearton, a jigmaker in 12A Shop, Canley, came to Coventry from South Wales in the 1920s. He found work
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Factory – Winter, Can You Date This Photo?
Another fabulous photograph – with the new Assembly Hall in the distance.
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Mosquito Makers – Wooden Wonder Found!
Following the recent article on the Standard Motor’s built Mosquito – one has been found!
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Percy Cleydon – Canteen, Social & Welfare Manager
Mr. Percy Cleydon, Social and Welfare Manager of The Standard Motor Co. Ltd., has retired at the age of 65.
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Update:
The archive has now over 3,400 name entries and with 745 articles on the site. During May, 2018 we reached 100,000 website hits.  May 2019 we reached 500,000 website hits. Take a look at the Latest News posts to see the articles.

ALF WELCH – Read about a character who was one of the inspirations to this archive.

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Memories

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  • Wal Horsfall – Sheetmetal Worker - Wal Horsfall started as a sheetmetal worker in the old farm buildings at Canley. After some years he moved to the Press Shop. In 1937 he was made a chargehand in the Bonnet Shop, whilst Joe Cappleman as chargehand on petrol tanks.
  • Jack Kearton – Jigmaker - Jack Kearton, a jigmaker in 12A Shop, Canley, came to Coventry from South Wales in the 1920s. He found work as a machinist and then worked on testing Dolomites at the old Triumph works for eight years. He did not join Standard Triumph, however, until during the last war.
  • Factory – Winter, Can You Date This Photo? - Another fabulous photograph – with the new Assembly Hall in the distance.
  • Mosquito Makers – Wooden Wonder Found! - Following the recent article on the Standard Motor’s built Mosquito – one has been found!
  • Percy Cleydon – Canteen, Social & Welfare Manager - Mr. Percy Cleydon, Social and Welfare Manager of The Standard Motor Co. Ltd., has retired at the age of 65.
  • Shadow Factory - Cutting the first sod of ground on the company golf course. Dated 1936. John Black can be seen with the spade and members of Garlick’s, the Coventry building firm, can be seen in the photo (assuming on the right).On the second left looks like Leslie Dexter (1897-1937) and 4th from left, Sales Manager (from 1931) …
  • Sir John Black’s Car Accident - November 3rd, 1953 at Banner Lane. Sir John Black and Ken Richardson were testing the Swallow Doretti Prototype (Registration 623E). Suddenly a Works van, came out of a turning unexpectedly. Ken swerved the car to avoid killing them both in a headlong collision.
  • Donald Healey - Born 3rd July 1898, died 13th January 1988. Works rally driver, Experimental Manager 1934-1939, and General Manager 1940 under Thos Ward’s ownership. Responsible for the Triumph Southern Cross and straight-eight Triumph Dolomite. Famed “Healey” car marque. Joined Triumph in 1933.
  • Ken Richardson Pt1 - In the Charleston, Black-Bottom and Tea-For-Two days of the nineteen-twenties you ran the risk, if you walked around Bourne, in Lincolnshire, of being carved up by a lithe schoolboy of thirteen using the village streets as a T.T. course for his 2 1/4 h.p. round-tank B.S.A. motorcycle. You would not have run much risk of …
  • Water Test Area - Dated from the 1950’s this photograph shows the Water Test Area at Canley.

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